Bachelor of Arts in Humanities Joint Major: English and Psychology

This programme allows students to develop knowledge and expertise in the popular areas of English and Psychology. By studying English, students gather knowledge in a range of literary texts and periods, which will allow them to develop themselves as critical thinkers. Modules in psychology offer students an insight into the study of human behaviour.

Dr Breda McTaggart of IT Sligo at the launch of the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Humanities in Joint Major: English and Psychology

This course design is intended to inspire you in both subjects. Both subjects will be delivered in engaging and innovative ways, by a well-known and experienced lecturing team.

Social Sciences SG 247 Honours Degree Abinitio

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The new Leaving Certificate Common Points Scale from 2017 is not directly comparable with the scale that was in existence from 1992 to 2016.

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Applicants should list their CAO course choices in genuine order of preference and they will be offered the course highest up on their list that they are deemed eligible for, if any.

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for CAO 2020 courses at ITSligo are available for download below:

Indicative points of 300 required in addition to meeting the minimum entry requirements

Leaving Certificate: a minimum of 2 H5 and 4 O6/H7 grades including English/Irish at O6/H7 and Maths at F2/O6/H7.

QQI FE: Any Major award with a minimum of 3 Distinctions and a pass in C20139, 5N1833, C20174, C20175 or LCE Maths.

Other School Leaving Certificate Examinations: Candidates holding alternative examinations such as A Levels or other international qualifications should contact the admissions office at

Mature students: A number of places are reserved for mature candidates who must be 23 years or over in the year of application. For further information contact the admissions office at

Career Opportunities

Employment opportunities exist in

  • Community development
  • Communications
  • Arts management 
  • Research
  • Business and Technology sectors

What are my further study opportunities?

On successful completion of this programme, graduates may apply to the taught L9 MA in Leadership and Advocacy in Early Years based on holding a minimum H2.2 and successful completion of a designated selection process. Candidates also have the option to proceed to an L9 Masters by Research.

Externally: It is expected that a number of graduates will apply to progress to the Masters in Education (M.Ed.). Alternatively, it is expected some graduates will progress to a full psychology award.

What subjects will I study?

[E] = Elective Module. Modules subject to availability.

Who do I contact?

Admissions Office

T: 353 (0) 71 931 8510